10:17 04 Mar 18
We took a tour and have applied both of our children to go here. It's a brand new location for this Academy and all the staff we met were nice and very willing to answer questions. They've expanded quite a bit so there's room to grow. Alot of the staff we met have been there several years so it twas good to see seasoned teachers. There's a dress code as well which for the most part is beneficial. It's worth going down and having a look around. They are also located in provo.
19:01 26 Sep 17
Two of my children attend Freedom Preparatory Academy, and it's been a wonderful experience for them. I plan for all of my children to attend when they're old enough. The teachers are great and they communicate all the time with me about how my kids are doing and what they have planned for them. The principal is also wonderful. So approachable and patient. I highly recommend Freedom Prep to anyone looking for a great education for their kids.
03:13 17 Sep 17
We're new to Freedom Prep but so far we love it. The faculty and administrators are all so friendly and helpful. Events are well planned and fun for the kids. Love having this in our little Vineyard community.
02:52 25 Feb 17
We have loved having our children in Freedom Prep. It has been a great help for one of our children who struggles with paying attention. The Freedom Prep system has been teaching children for over twenty years and it shows. We are excited to have our children stay in the same charter school system all the way through high school (which is about 15 mins away in Provo)We would recommend it for anyone looking for an elementary school in Vineyard.
04:26 09 Apr 18
20:39 05 Nov 18
14:05 16 Feb 19
Frankly this school scares me. They put too much pressure on the kids and it’s only elementary school. They start off with homework in kindergarten! That’s to young.
21:07 12 Mar 19
My daughter started and was excited to make new friends and be in class. The first week in and she started coming home scared and unhappy all the time. The teacher didn't take any responsibility for anything that happened and communication from staff was HORRIBLE. One person would tell you something and another would say something else. NOT WORTH PUTTING YOUR KID THROUGH A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. Ever since I took my daughter out, she has learned more in 2 months than she did 4 months that she was there. I would NEVER recommend this school to anyone.
17:26 21 Mar 19
My 2nd grader was playing at recess the other day and pretending to be a Ninja and a Karate Kid. Some of the boys in his class came over and wanted to play too. They all started showing off their kicks and rough housing like boys do. My son accidentally kicked one of the other boys in the stomach while they were playing. My son got kicked in the back of the head gently, and some of the other boys got kicked in the knees and back.One of the boys got upset that he had been kicked (Um they were playing a kicking game...duh!) and ran to tell the principal. Mr. Alexander shamed my son for playing a kicking game and acting like a boy, and made him feel worthless before I could get to the school to find out what was going on.They called us, told us there was a problem, (We heard our child crying uncontrollably in the background) and then they put us on hold and wouldn’t tell us what was wrong. My husband and I both tried for 15 minutes to get the school on a different line because we thought our son was hurt or needed an ambulance. Nobody answered and nobody called us back.When I did get there, I was told that nobody was hurt...including the boy that my son had accidentally kicked, but that my son was the only one to be sent home on a half day suspension.My boy owned his story and apologized to the other boy, and they are fine. But a suspension? Seriously? Taking them out of their learning environment for having acted like boys? What does this teach them? It teaches them that school is a prison, that it isn’t safe to be a boy or play once in a while, and it teaches them that their leaders can’t handle problems or listen to them if something happens. I need to see where in the policies it states that boys can’t act like boys at recess; the policy that makes it okay for the principal to touch my son especially after shaming him for being a boy, what policy allows him to suspend my son and not the others; and the policy that makes it okay to take 15 minutes to communicate with frantic parents who are sitting on the phone trying to figure out if their child is injured.I also want to know why when my son got punched a few weeks ago and I was informed by the assistant principal that someone had hit him, ehy the policy was not followed to send that boy home, but it was with mine.Policy is policy. Mr. Alexander is the worst administrator that ever could have been put in an elementary school. He has no people skills. He is all business. He doesn’t know how to interact with children. He is all business...sitting behind his desk raking in an administrator’s dough, strutting down the halls like a security guard, belittling, shaming and threatening parents by letter who forgot to send lunch money with their kid for two days.This principal has no cordiality to parents or students. In fact, he would hide from them all of them and lick himself in his office all day if he could. He doesn’t interact with the kids except with a few that eat popcorn with him after a prize or certificate is issued. Put Alexander at a college where nobody needs him and he would be housed perfectly.Bring someone who loves their job, the kids and the school back to Freedom.This school was great when led by Jonathan Kano. He was a hero, a friend and an administrator. I lived this school under his direction!!! He gets kids!! He gets parents!!! And he gets communication!!!I don’t know where they found Mr. Alexander, but I wish they would put him back in the boat that he sailed in on, and sail back to where he came from.
17:42 25 Mar 19
Really a good school
21:19 11 Apr 19
These are very mean spirited personal remarks about an individual. Just remember when you are pointing a finger at another persons faults... you have 3 pointing right back at yourself - shame on you Sandy Crane!
14:19 28 May 19
Overall we were so excited to be in this school and to thrive academically. This school has great ideas to change some of the public school routine. Healthier lunches, unique “new age learning”. However, this school is extremely strict. Your child will be EXPECTED from the very beginning to behave just so. There is no room for error. I sat in my sons kindergarten class and was blown away how much effort the teacher told the kids over and over and over to “sit still”, “stop moving”, “fold your arms”, “don’t do this”, “don’t do that”. The Power struggle! Some children do not learn from all this negative no no no attitude. Some children need to be shown what to do, guided through, explained the “why”. My son is this way. He needed to have supporting, patient, loving people to help him learn. Instead he was punished and taken from the class room over and over. He was overwhelmed every single day. The administration created extremely POOR boundaries with my son. Mr. Alexander just wanted the situation to be someone else’s to deal with. A few months into the school year, I asked about an IEP because I am fighting to help my son at all cost and Mr. Alexander said “oh well that could take a long time and really you need a diagnosis“. Then only four months left of school I asked again about the iep and he followed through. From my perspective is was just another thing on top of his plate to do and really seemed bothered to help my son! This whole process was affecting our life and my son was just left behind. I made the decision to change his school. The principle met took us in with open arms. They had so many more resources and knowledge to help my son. They didn’t treat me like there was something wrong with my child. They helped guide him and did everything to help get him the resources he needed. They completed the IEP process in a very timely manner. Our lives improved, my son gained back his self confidence. I would not recommend this school.
17:42 05 Aug 19
School is nice. Teachers seem to be interested and passionate. They're a public charter school so they don't seem to receive the same funding as public schools, which means they rely heavily on donations. I think some of the donation practices such as "free dress Friday (execept it's $1, which isn't free)" is a little desperate, but I get it. Hoping they can find more reliable and not as gimmicky ways to get money to continue.
06:29 14 Aug 19
Not the same school after Principal Jonathan Kano left, I don't like the new principal Mr Alexander.
00:22 22 Nov 19
I love this school’s model for learning and their efforts on skills outside of pure academia. The staff is very kind and things are very organized. I feel completely safe with my children at their facility and would trust them fully. There have been several staffing changes over the last couple years but this was a fluke and they have landed on a long term great principal Mrs Ashley Schoessow. We looked at many other schools before sending my child here, but most had such a focus on rules and discipline. Here, although things are orderly, you can tell the focus is on the love of learning. My daughter’s teacher was so kind and cared individually for each child.
14:46 26 Oct 19
Good School , This is the first year and my kids have good teachers , really caring and very professional, better than previous school, we still progress and learn in a good environment.